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September 10, 2013
Students from the University of Maryland won the Max Tech and Beyond Design Competition for their heat pump clothes dryer prototype, which achieved a 59 percent energy savings compared to standard U.S. electric dryers. | Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland.
Maryland Heats Up Student Appliance Design Competition

For the second year in a row, the University of Maryland won the Energy Department's Max Tech and Beyond Design Competition. Learn what set the team's design apart.

September 9, 2013
Solar Decathlon 2013: Meet the Teams

We're going behind the scenes to show you what it takes to compete in the Solar Decathlon. First up, meet the teams and learn about their unique take on building solar-powered houses.

August 26, 2013
Our Women @ Energy series is one way we're spreading the word about women leaders, including <a href="">Mayling Wong-Squires</a> (left), a Mechanical Engineer at the Energy Department's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. | Photo courtesy of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Why We Fight -- Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Honoring Women's Equality Day by renewing our commitment to securing opportunities for women in the energy sector.

August 19, 2013
Students from the University of Maryland's Designing a Sustainable World course, a class based on the Energy Department's Energy 101 Course Framework, present their end-of-year design projects. | Photo courtesy of the University of Maryland.
Class Is Now in Session: Energy 101

This week, is going back to school. Our first stop: a look at how the Energy Department's Energy 101 Course Framework is helping colleges and universities offer energy-related classes.

July 3, 2013
The Solar Classroom Lesson Plan

Summer activities for parents, teachers and kids to expand their solar energy knowledge.

June 21, 2013
Did you know: Incandescent light bulbs only convert about 10 percent of the energy they consume into light and the rest is released as heat. The Energy Department's Energy Bike demonstrates the physical effort it takes to power incandescent, compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs. Students from Churchill Road Elementary School in Virginia recently pedaled for power at their Earth Day assembly, learning firsthand about energy efficiency. | Photo courtesy of the Energy Department.
Parents and Kids: Energize Your Summer

This summer, keep your kids engaged with fun and educational energy-related activities.

May 20, 2013
The University of Washington team works on their vehicle while lifted on a hoist. Teams are working in a garage that is fully equipped with tools that will help them make the most of their time this week. | Photo courtesy of EcoCAR 2.
EcoCAR 2 Teams Cruise Forward with Second Year Finals

We're providing a behind-the-scenes look at the two-part competition to crown the Year Two winner of EcoCAR 2.